Ruud Tevreden

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America is so over homeownership: Why the shift to a renting economy might actually be a good thing

Fewer Americans are buying houses than at any point in recent decades. Some fear this shift—but maybe we shouldn’t<p>Between 1970 and 1990, the population of Philadelphia shrank by a quarter, dropping from 1.95 to 1.59 million. Like many American cities, it seemed caught in a downward spiral.<p>Since …

Coolest Becomes Biggest Kickstarter Project

On Friday Coolest closed the largest round of funding ever seen on Kickstarter, a donation/reward based crowd-funding site. In less than two months 62,242 came together to pledge over $13m to the project. The previous Kickstarter high-mark was set by Pebble, a digital watch. Pebble had nearly …

The Coolest Kickstarter ever raises over $13 million

It's the most successful Kickstarter campaign ever.<p>The Coolest Cooler (yes, a cooler) raised $13.3 millionin its 52-day run. The previous record holder, the Pebble smartwatch raised $10.2 million in 2012.<p>Why have more than 60,000 people contributed to a cooler campaign?<p>Well, this cooler includes a …

5 Ways The Internet Of Things Will Make Marketing Smarter

The Internet of Things (IoT) may sound like a business buzzword. In reality, it’s a technological revolution that will impact everything we do—a gigantic wave of new possibility poised to alter the face of technology.<p>First, some background: IoT is the interconnectivity between things using wireless …

How This Man Built A $3M Business A Year After Four Years In Prison

Frederick Hutson is a man who sees business opportunities in everything. By his own admission, this doesn’t always work out for the best. Hutson spent over four years in prison after getting busted for an opportunity he saw in drug trafficking, a huge market, and one that was as he saw it, ripe for …